Cannon Community

AFA Chapter 256 to meet April 18 The initial 2008 meeting of Llano Estacado Chapter 256 of the Air Force Association will begin at 5:30 p.m. April 18 at The Landing. Retired Lt. Gen. Don Peterson, former AFA Chapter president and former 27th Fighter Wing commander, will be the guest speaker. Dinner after the meeting […]

PE puts students, education in good shape

Freedom New Mexico We hope the implementation of new physical education requirements in Texas’ public schools is a return to a more holistic approach to education, which has been shown to be better for students. Texas schools are now required to evaluate students’ physical fitness, and eventually implement moderate to rigorous exercise programs of 30 […]

Firefighters put their rescue skills to test

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Firefighter Jarod Baldwin drags Rescue Randy during a competition Thursday between firefighters. Randy, a training dummy, weighs 180 pounds. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As Chad Healer ran from challenge to challenge, his teammates chanted his name along with words of encouragement. He climbed a 70-foot ladder, carried […]

Exercise doesn’t have to be boring

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Being fit to fight goes a lot further than just being a catchy saying and to help people get their fittest, they need not go any further than the base fitness center. Though squadrons have mandated physical training (PT) schedules, there are a variety of other […]

10-26 Sports Briefs

Cannon Lanes (784-2280) Family Fun Night — Lanes will be assigned from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Bowl two hours with a maximum of six family on one lane for $15. Price includes shoes and a pitcher of soda. Cosmic Fun — 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Cost is $2.25 per game. Come bowl with music, flashing […]

Military Feature: Center focuses on wellness

By Sharna Johnson and Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writers They teach Cannon Air Force Base airmen how to eat, how to shop for groceries, how to exercise and more — all in the interest of promoting overall health and wellness. Airmen can go to the Health and Wellness Center at Cannon for advice and guidance […]

Focus on fitness

Photo by Tonya Fennell By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Muscles bulge and sweat pours at the Cannon Air Force Base Fitness Center as airmen work on their bodies. They’re not there for vanity, fitness is part of their jobs. According to Health and Wellness Center Flight Chief M.J. Anderson, every airman is required to pass […]

10-19 Sports Briefly

Cannon Lanes (784-2280) Family Fun Night — 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $2 per game. Lights will be turned off over lanes and bumpers will be provided for children. Tournament — 5-7 p.m. Saturday. Mulligan nine pin no tap tournament. Whispering Winds (784-2800) Senior Golf League — 8 a.m. Tuesday. Players must be 50 years […]

What's Happening

Friday Body fat and blood pressure check — 8 -9:30 a.m., Fitness Center. Cosmic Bowling — 9 p.m. to midnight, Cannon Lanes. Cost is $2.50 per game. Information: 784-2280. Buffet — 11 a.m., The Landing. Seafood buffet. Cost is $7.95 per person. Movie Night — 5:30 p.m., Clovis Community Center. Family movie will be shown. […]

Broken resolution only another chance for success

Janet Taylor-Birkey Although it is not yet into the second month of a new year, many resolutions are already broken. And while that may not sound very optimistic, it can actually be a freeing mindset. Resolutions can be broken due to schedules, illness or responsibilities that take precedence. The key when making a resolution is […]

Journey to fitness provides new life after surgery

Janet Taylor-Birkey Now petite, perky and a size four, Mrs. Julie Bizer, a Cannon Fitness Center instructor, remembers what life was like when she weighed 245 pounds. “I thought: ‘this is it; I’m going to be fat, matronly, ignored by society.’ I did not have to put the fat suit on; I lived in it […]

Restraint key in holiday feasting

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Restraint. It is a word, and a concept, horridly out of place during the holiday season, especially around Thanksgiving. It is possible, however, to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast without causing irreparable damage to the waistline, according to local fitness experts. “The entire holiday season is the season of […]

Pointers to prevent post-practice pitfalls

Airman Thomas Trower Football season is over, but basketball season is just around the corner, and the danger of injuries from sports is always present. Fitness standards require Airmen to be physically healthy and, therefore must pay extra attention when playing any sport. Any sport that the players run on grass or an uneven surface […]

Safety a priority for all athletes, coaches

Airman Thomas Trower Softball season is over, but football season is just around the corner, and the danger of injuries from sports is always present. Fitness standards require Airmen to be physically healthy and stay mission ready, and they therefore must pay extra attention when playing any sport. Any sport that players run on grass […]

Udall wows ‘em at Mesa

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U.S. Rep. Tom Udall congratulates the students at Mesa Elementary Tuesday for receiving a blue ribbon award for physical fitness five years in a row. CNJ photo: Loretta Kos By Darrell Todd Maurina “Cool, awesome, and neat. … It shows we are having fun and making a difference.” The three words summed up the reaction […]

Making fitness a function of military life a great program

Chief Master Sgt. James Randall Editor’s note: James Randall is the command chief master sergeant for the 27th Fighter Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. His diary will continue through Friday. My Tuesday: The alarm went off at 5:15 a.m. At 5:50 a.m. I was at the Fitness Center getting a PT (physical training) session […]

Cannon focuses on fitness

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Fitness assessment monitor Pat Friday demonstrates the ergonomic cycle fitness test at Cannon Air Force Base’s Health and Wellness Center while Capt. Mila French and fitness program manager Evan Spencer observe. CNJ staff photo: Darrell Todd Maurina. Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — As they get ready to meet new Air Force physical […]

Keeping fit spiritually very important

By Judy Brandon I’m trying something new, and I really enjoy it. The thing is that I have been trying to exercise and the cardio cycling class at the college fits right into my schedule. The teacher is great, the people in the class are friends, and it’s a real uplifting experience. I just got […]